Olivia Hayfield is the pen name of British author Sue Copsey. Sue is usually to be found in her office editing other people's books, while Olivia is likely to be in her writing hut at the bottom of the garden, wondering what well-known historical characters would be like if they were alive today. Sue worked for several years as a press officer at London Zoo, and then became an editor at Dorling Kindersley UK. She and her husband later moved to New Zealand, where Sue continues to work in publishing. She is also the author of several children's books, including The Ghosts of Tarawera, which received a Notable Book Award from the Storylines Children's Literature Trust of New Zealand. Wife After Wife is her first adult novel. Sue lives in Auckland with her husband and two children.
You don't have to be a Tudor aficionado to adore Wife After Wife, however, those in the know will be especially delighted with this modern-day retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII. For all others, Hayfield's clever novel is a delicious read for anyone looking to sink into a big juicy story about love, lust, betrayal and other unfortunate consequences of the heartWife After Wife is a wickedly fun story torn from the pages of history, and reset in the glittering world of twenty-first century celebrity. It's a tale fit for a king -- in this case, one Henry Rose, modern media mogul, and the women who fill his life. It is an epic saga, with everything from budding romance to bitter betrayal, and corporate intrigue to crushing heartbreak. With engaging characters you can't help rooting for, Hayfield's novel is a must-read for fans of both historical and contemporary fictionThis page-turner will delight both Tudorphiles and readers who love a dishy tellallabout rich people behaving badly - BooklistAn ingenious concept with a perfect anti-hero and addictive plot - I loved it!What a brilliant wheeze. Such fun - Country StyleYou don't have to know your Catherine of Aragon or your Catherine Parr to enjoy this slick romantic romp, but if you do it's even more enjoyable - Australian Women s WeeklyOlivia Hayfield has managed to reinvent the genre, endowing the old-fashioned bonkbuster with a fresh outlook and a clever twist - New Zealand Woman s Weekly